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Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2003

R|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau re-teams with directors Johnnie To ("The Mission") and Wa Ka Fai for a spectacular no holds barred cinematic extravaganza. Lau plays Tok, a flamboyant new assassin who sets out to become the number one killer by taking down O (Takeshi Sorimachi), a disciplined and isolated killer. Unexpectedly they become involved with the same woman.

Cast: Andy Lau, Takeshi Sorimachi, Simon Yam, Kelly Lin Hsi-Lei, Cherrie Ying, Suet Lam

Director: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai

Genres: Action

Keywords: Love, 2000s, Love triangle, Tense, Pursuit, Murder, Rise, Quest, Gritty, Rivalry, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The story matters less than the style, full of swooping camera movements, rapid-fire editing, and color-drenched displays of violence the Hong Kong school is famous for. show more

  • The story won't win any prizes for coherence, but that doesn't much matter. As in most Hong Kong thrillers, it's the visuals - love those boldly choreographed shootouts! -- and moments of absurdity that count. show more

  • Filmed with panache, wit, chic amorality, and an inexhaustible supply of Micro Uzi ammunition, ''Killer'' nevertheless represents a baroque dead end for the Hong Kong action genre. show more

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